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The Farm Press, Reform and Rural Change, 1895-1920

By John J. Fry

Routledge – 2005 – 258 pages

Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Description

This project contributes to our understanding of rural Midwesterners and farm newspapers at the turn of the century. While cultural historians have mainly focused on readers in town and cities, it examines Midwestern farmers. It also contributes to the "new rural history" by exploring the ideas of Hal Barron and others that country people selectively adapted the advice given to them by reformers. Finally, it furthers our understanding of American farm newspapers themselves and offers suggestions on how to use them as sources.

Author Bio

John Fry is Assistant Professor of History at Trinity Christian College.

Name: The Farm Press, Reform and Rural Change, 1895-1920 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By John J. Fry. This project contributes to our understanding of rural Midwesterners and farm newspapers at the turn of the century. While cultural historians have mainly focused on readers in town and cities, it examines Midwestern farmers. It also contributes to the...
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